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Historic Sites of Manitoba: R. J. Whitla and Company Building (70 Arthur Street, Winnipeg)

This warehouse on Arthur Street, designed by architect James H. Cadham, was the third built by R. J. Whitla for his expanding dry goods business, in 1899. Two storeys were added to the original five in 1904. With its clear and simple geometric lines, the structure is Richardsonian-Romanesque in style. A plaque is mounted on the northeast corner of the building, which is a municipally-designated historic site.

Whitla Building

Whitla Building (September 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Whitla Building commemorative plaque

Whitla Building commemorative plaque (2009)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89721, W97.14123
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Robinson, Little and Company Building (54 Arthur Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


R. J. Whitla and Company Building (70 Arthur Street), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, May 2007.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 January 2020

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